September 17th, 2018 - 10:51 AM
The cost of moving between Canada and the U.S.
When relocating to a new country, there are plenty of costs that you’ll incur, from customs processing fees to finding new housing. But one of the biggest costs can be shipping your belongings. When moving from Canada to the U.S. (or in reverse), you’ll need to find a shipping option that can get your belongings across the border, but you don’t want to spend more than necessary.
How can you move to the U.S. from Canada and stay within your budget? The easiest answer is to do some of the work yourself, and use a moving company that keeps prices low. U-Pack® is often the cheapest option. Take a look at how U-Pack keeps rates affordable and the costs you can expect for your move.
September 14th, 2018 - 8:31 AM
Estimating moving costs
Each moving company needs different information to provide a price. You may be asked things like how many rooms you have in your home, if the house has stairs, or if you’ll need help packing and loading. Or you may be required to have an agent come to your house to provide an estimate. Understanding the different ways movers determine pricing can help you make the best, most convenient decision. Take a look at some common methods and learn how to make the most of your moving budget.
September 13th, 2018 - 2:23 PM
Understanding a moving quote
When choosing a moving company, be sure you fully understand the quote — what it includes, what might change and any other price options. It’s also very important to check for accuracy. Small details can impact the price, and the actual move will occur based on the estimate’s particulars.
Take a closer look at a U-Pack® moving quote to find out all of the details it includes, and learn how to compare a U-Pack estimate to other moving company quotes.
September 11th, 2018 - 3:29 PM
How fluctuating gas prices can shift moving costs
Many of the factors that affect moving costs are very conceptual and complex, but one of the easiest to understand is fuel. Moving from one place to another requires transportation for you and your belongings, and most forms of transportation utilize gasoline. As gas prices change, moving costs sometimes change with them. But how big is the impact? Start with a quick overview of why fuel prices change, and then see how they influence moving costs.
September 10th, 2018 - 2:48 PM
Calculate moving expenses with a moving cost estimator
The formula for determining the price of a move takes many things into account: equipment availability, distance, fuel expenses and market demand to name a few. To help take the difficulty out, U-Pack offers an online calculator that makes it easy to estimate moving costs. Find out how to use the U-Pack cost tool and learn more about the main components that determine rates.
September 7th, 2018 - 1:26 PM
Comparing moving company prices
One of the easiest ways to compare moving service rates is to compare prices from real moving companies. To get an idea of how much a long-distance move can cost, take a look at a 1,850-mile move from Pittsburgh, PA to Salt Lake City, UT. Prices are based on the space or equipment each company recommends for a three-bedroom home.
September 6th, 2018 - 3:30 PM
Budgeting and preparing to move out of state
If you’re planning a move to another state, you may be wondering how you’re going to save enough money before moving day. You’re probably used to saving for other big purchases like buying new furniture or booking vacations, but a long-distance move isn’t as common of an expense. Fortunately, saving for a move can be simple once you make a plan. Start by figuring out how much you’ll need to set back, and then follow some simple tips to save.
September 5th, 2018 - 4:06 PM
Moving on a Budget: A Complete Guide to Cheap Moving
If you’ve started getting moving quotes, you’ve most likely seen that there are many services to choose from — some cheap, some not-so-cheap. While moving on a budget probably takes full-service companies out of the mix, there are still several solutions to consider. But which is the cheapest? Check out common moving options to help you choose the right one for your situation, and then see tips for getting the lowest rate possible.
September 4th, 2018 - 2:27 PM
How to plan a road trip to Alaska
No matter how experienced a road tripper you are, the drive to Alaska is a unique adventure. You’ll be crossing two international borders, traveling through some remote areas, dealing with different types of currency, and facing potential extreme weather. But you’ll also see some amazing views and have once-in-a-lifetime experiences. Ready to start planning? We’ve got tips to help you drive the Alaska Highway, cross the border and decide your stops.
August 31st, 2018 - 2:04 PM
Cheap cross country moving options
If you’re worried about how much a cross country move may cost, consider a DIY option like U-Pack®. It’s a “you pack, we drive” service that pairs affordability with convenience — making it one of the best and cheapest ways to ship household goods across country. You save on labor costs, but don’t have to pay extra for fuel. And with flexible space options that easily accommodate small studio apartments, large multi-bedroom homes, and everything in-between, U-Pack is an affordable solution no matter how much you’re moving.